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The sunshine and agile A-4 Skyhawk was once the 1st sleek American jet to be provided to the Israeli Air strength, marking the purpose the place the U.S. took over from France as Israel's leader army provider. Deliveries begun too overdue for the A-4 to struggle within the Six-Day battle, however it quickly shaped the spine of the IAF's ground-attack strength. From 1969 to 1970 it flew never-ending sorties opposed to Egyptian forces within the conflict of Attrition. Then, in the course of the Yom Kippur warfare, 5 squadrons of A-4s observed strive against and 50 planes have been misplaced as they battled opposed to the Arab armored onslaught. utilizing formerly unpublished first-hand bills and infrequent images from the IAF documents and pilots' deepest collections, Shlomo Aloni tells the definitive heritage of the IAF's A-4 squadrons, together with the tale of Ezra "BABAN" Dotan who grew to become an ace with an particular double-kill of MiG17s.

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In the eleventh to tenth centuries, dynasties are attested in Phoenician city-states, Byblos 117 and Tyre 118 . In the days of Saul, it seems that a Philistine dynasty was established in Gath (I Sam 27 2 ; cf. I Kings 2 3 9 ) 1 1 9 . In the days of David 120 , there were EA § 2 2 4 10-18. EA § 107 2 6 - 2 7 . § 147 68. § 149 3 5 - 3 6 . 118 EA § 8 19; cf. EA I I 1027. 114 EA § 250. § 287 30. § 289 6. 116 ANET 557 ; S. Smith, The Statue of Idri-mi, 1949, p. 14 lines 3 - 6 . 2 4 - 2 6 . p. 16 lines 34-39.

Landsberger, JCS 8 (1954), 61. EA § 59. 101 EA § 136-137. § 142; cf. Goetze, The Struggle for the Domination of Syria, 14001300 B. , CAH II ch. X V I I , 1965, 14. «» EA § 75 26-27. 33-34. § 139 14-15. § 140 10-14. 10S EA § 140 1-2 (Byblos). § 100 1 - 4 (Irqata). 101 EA § 149 59. 1M EA § 280 18; ANET 487. loe H. Reviv holds that Shechem had a system of government by which the ruling class of the city chose its ruler from abroad in times of political changes and crises (The Government of Shechem in the El-Amarna Period and in the Days of Abimelech, I E J 16 [1966], 252-257).

1,1 ARM II § 36 11-12; cf. -R. Küpper, Les nomades en Mésopotamie au temps des rois de Mari, 1957, 59. Malamat has maintained that the plurality of kings of nomadic tribes both in the Mari documents and the Bible (Num 3 1 8 Judg 8 12 I Sam 14 47; cf. ) refers to "subtribal rulers that collectively comprised the tribal leadership" (Mari, BA 34 [1971], 17) ; cf. idem, The Period of the Judges, in: WHJP, III 1971, 142. 18a Cf. E. Meyer, Die Israeliten und ihre Nachbarstämme, 1906, 372; S. E. Loewenstamm, in: EncBib, I 1950, 102f.

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